Re: European Trips
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 19:30:08 -0500
> Now here in Lincoln we have some girl scouts go to Switzerland
> every year so I thought why should they have all the fun...
> ...Anyway I was wondering what we'd need to do to do this. There's a
> National Tour Permit, is there and International Tour Permit. Have
> troops worked with tour operators to handle the many details of this
You will need an International Letter of Introduction application,
available from your local council office. You will be given an
international permit with the names of the International Commissioners for
each country you are visiting (useful to have if you have an emergency).
You should contact the International Division of the BSA. They can give
you some information regarding international Scouting events taking place
around the world and some hints on planning your trip.
Several years back our troop did a six week tour of europe. We started
planning it 2 1/2 years in advance, mainly so Scouts could plan their
finances and work raising money.
We used a travel agency for airfare, car rental, and eurail passes. We
planned out the rest of the trip on our own. Planning was almost as much
fun as doing. It took a great deal of research. It was a lot of work,
but it was well worth it.
Good luck on your trip.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
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